Thompson played with Texas freshman Brandon Jones, a 2016 5-star safety at Nacogdoches, last season. The two would be teammates once again next season in Austin.
“First off, it’s a blessing to be a Longhorn,” Josh Thompson said. “Always has been a school in favor for my family and me with the biggest thing in my mind is getting an education.”
What can the fan base expect from Thompson?
“Expect to bring my energy to Texas,” Thompson said. “And to get this rolling.”
Thompson held offers from TCU Horned Frogs, Houston Cougars, Indiana Hoosiers, Kansas State Wildcats, Missouri Tigers, Oklahoma State Cowboys and the Texas Longhorns to name a few. He joins defensive backs Montrell Estell and Kobe Boyce and is the 7th player to declare his intentions to play for head coach Charlie Strong.
2017 Texas Longhorns
Josh Thompson is the type of defensive back who potentially play cornerback or safety at the high-major level. Good size with the space to add more bulk once he's in college. Well-built prospect with a good combination of size and athleticism. Laser-timed at 4.48 in the 40, as well as a 4.22 shuttle. He's shown excellent straight-line speed as well as good lateral quickness and hip turn. Physical player who can fight through receivers' perimeter blocks vs. the run. Type of player who could become a dangerous blitzer if used that way. Always around the ball and possesses the ability to chase down receivers in coverage if beaten off the line. Thompson can provide the big hit, but occasionally sacrifices tackling technique to do so. He's been recruited as a cornerback and a safety and could fit either position as needed, as well as the nickel. - Gabe Brooks
Inside the Numbers
Nacogdoches High School
Position Rank No 48
Midland CB Rank No 7
Texas CB Rank No 5